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Woman accused of ramming car over drug dispute

A woman faces charges after police say she rammed another car several times because of a dispute over a drug transaction.

25-year-old Ronika Payton, of Somerset, is charged with first degree wanton endangerment.

Somerset Police say she was driving a Pontiac Grand Am at the intersection of Grand Central Boulevard and Oak Hill Road, when she started ramming a Ford Escort, driven by 25-year-old Nathaniel Cox.

Police say Payton struck Cox's car several times. The last strike pushed Cox's car into a Mercedes that police say wasn't involved in the original dispute.

Police say Payton had two passengers in her car, including a 3-year-old boy. Police say Cox had two passengers in his car, including a 18-month-old boy.

Payton was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center. She's charged with eight counts of wanton endangerment.

Police say the case will be presented to the Pulaski County Grand Jury.


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